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Congratulations to Pierre Olivier who recorded a profit of R2.5m over three months to take top honours in the iTrade with a Million competition. Japie de Klerk came second with a profit of R1.7m, and Herculus Botha third with R1.5m profit. Another two iTraders made more than R1m...
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With fewer than two weeks left in the #iTradeWithAMillion competition, we lift the lid on some of the actual trades made by one of the frontrunners. iTrader Sharp (not his real name) started to trade only at the end of October, and within a few...
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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his medium-term budget policy statement in parliament today and here’s some insights from Gerhard Lampen, Head of Sanlam iTrade. “The higher budget deficit and gross debt figures are very negative and can easily give rating agency Moody’s reason to downgrade South...
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iSayiTrade Blog by Isayitrade - 7M ago

“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet. As an investor you can hardly beat the market if you’re always on the bandwagon of popular thinking. You’ll tend to be greedy when...
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iSayiTrade Blog by Isayitrade - 8M ago

The front runners of the iTrade with a Million challenge take considerable risks, especially with contracts for difference (CFDs). As a consequence they make a lot of money on some days – and lose a lot on others, says Gerhard Lampen, CEO of Sanlam iTrade, Netwerk24’s...
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Sanlam iTrade has run a number of virtual trading competitions in various forms over the years. For most participants, they provided an opportunity to learn and to experience real market conditions without any risk or cost. This is indeed the aim – to offer a safe learning experience...
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D Day is fast approaching if you want to take an early lead in the iTrade with a Million Challenge! In this virtual share-trading competition every competitor pockets a fictional R1million with which to trade shares on the JSE’s top 40 index and the Dow...
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Demystifying CFD trading: pitfalls and advantages For many new investors and even seasoned investors, the words ‘contract for difference’ (CFD) or ‘derivative’ are enough to send them running for the hills. Derivatives are more risky than shares since you can gear your exposure but the...
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In sharing their trading successes, and failures, the winners of the iTrade #TradeMyWay competition reveal the reality of DIY trading which is not about getting rich quickly but a long-term commitment to taking control of your own finances. Lesson number one: Beware the sales pitch Any...
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I still remember a conversation I had with my then 11-year-old son in January 2016. As we were hiking in the Drakensberg he told me he wanted to buy some oil. He had been listening to the news and told me, “Mom, the oil price...
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